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Address: Canyonlands National Park, UT 84532
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Unique and Mysterious Geologic Formation

Upheaval Dome is an attraction in the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park. This district is located about 30 miles west of Moab, UT via US191 and UT313... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Tucson, Arizona

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Upheaval Dome is an attraction in the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park. This district is located about 30 miles west of Moab, UT via US191 and UT313. Admission is $25/car (good 7 days) or NPS passes are accepted. The parking area for Upheaval Done is at the end of Upheaval Dome Road, 12.3 miles southwest of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

the trail around & down into the crater is longer and steeper than expected from maps, but spectacular. At the bottom of the approx 1500 ft drop you will follow a dry wash, then up a short stone stair (left at the top) you think you've arrived but still have another 1.5 miles to go. the trail down to the... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

A roughly 0.6 mile RT hike with a 150 feet vertical rise that will take you to the Upheaval Dome Overlook. It affords a very nice vista and the debate continues to this day as to its formation. Is it the remnants of an impact crater or was it a major subsidence? In any case, it makes for a modest... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Happily this feature can be seen on a short hike from the park road, or you can choose to go around it on a 7.1 mile hike that wanders through many kinds of landscapes (Syncline Loop.) Beware of flash flooding and bring plenty of water. There is also a camping option to go up into the center of the area.... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The hike was more strenuous and tiring than we were led to expect by the visitor centre. Beautiful and interesting views once we got there. Not as spectacular as some other places in the park.

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Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

This walk sets off uphill and keeps on going until you arrive at the first viewpoint of the upheaval dome which is stunning not to mention weird. The second viewpoint is well worth going on to although it's rougher underfoot and up and down, it's quite a bit further too , but you should do it if you can Only... More 

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Cary, NC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Upheaval Dome looks like someone dumped a large pile of salt inside a crater. The white portion is in fact salt that rose up from the ancient ocean but there are differing theories on how this was formed. The trail is a tale of two trails. The portion that leads to the first view point is relatively straight forward and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Now I'm being picky. On its own this would be amazing, but surrounded by amazing walks such as mesa arch, whale rock. Grand view, this wouldn't be too if the list for me. It's a short hike and only approx 2 miles there and back but with some significant elevation. The crater at the end is certainly interesting.

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Fascinating landscape which certainly looks like it has been hit by a meteor. Geologists can't be sure about this but the view remains spectacular.

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Center Valley, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

My wife and I hiked this trail as our first hike of the day on a Friday in early October 2016 as we hiked the big 5 Utah national parks in sequence. The first overlook is a pretty easy hike, but the better view is from the second overlook. To get there requires climbing some steep slickrock and being able... More 

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